We know who killed Sandra Bland

If you’ve not been keeping up, Sandra Bland (known online as #SandySpeaks for her conversations about race and the world) was a 28-year old Illinois woman who was stopped for not using her turn signal on her way to a new job in Texas. Three days later, she was found hanging, dead, in her Texas …

Decriminalizing poverty in California

In the wake of a shooting death of a man who was homeless in Los Angeles, the California State Senate is discussing a Right To Rest bill, which would allow people who are homeless a little dignity while that state pushes to end homelessness. When a person is arrested for loitering or some other such …

Mr. and Ms. Smith go to court

Eleven of the 12 protesters who were arrested at Hartford’s action that blocked the Broad St. I-84 on-ramp on Thursday went to Hartford Community Court this morning. The protesters (the 12th could not be in court today and will appear later) were charged with disorderly conduct in violation of Section 53a-182¬†of Connecticut law. Before they …